New Paintings by Aneurin Jones and Meirion Jones

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog, Exhibitions | No Comments

The new art exhibition at the museum is New Paintings by father and son artists Aneurin Jones and Meirion Jones.  Both are firmly established as leading figures in contemporary Welsh art and both present a strong Welsh identity in their work. Aneurin says of his work, “The type of countrymen who have peopled my work for the last half century […]

Archaeology Talk in July

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

As part of the museum’s Annual Lecture programme, Elizabeth Walker, Specialist Curator for Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology at National Museums Wales will be giving a talk entitled The First Visitors to Tenby: Evidence for the Early Prehistoric Use of Caves. There are a number of important caves that lie close to Tenby and many have […]

Exhibition by Paul Butler

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The current art exhibition at the museum is On The Edge of the Ocean by Paul Butler. The exhibition resulted from a series of artist residencies that Paul undertook at the museum over the period of a year.  Paul says of the work on show, “My overwhelming feeling about Tenby is that it is an elemental place, […]

Discover your inner Augustus John

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

If you’re visiting Tenby and feel the need to capture some of the beautiful scenery and buildings in paint or pencil, Tenby Museum now offers a small selection of artists’ materials – pencils, watercolour crayons, brushes, watercolour paints and drawing pads – just the thing to while away time and create that timeless masterpiece – […]

Fascinating talk given at the museum

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Last Friday (5 May) saw a fascinating and well-attended talk given at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery by Chris Delaney on the subject of the U Boat war off the Welsh coast 1915 – 18. Chris is currently involved in a project that seeks to provide a counterbalance to the terrestrial focus of the Western […]

William Lyons – our local hero

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments

A Local Hero It’s easy to forget that Tenby was an important spot for many notable people in the early nineteenth century. Many have blue plaques around the town dedicated to their memory but one man who has been so far overlooked is William Lyons, who died in Tenby in 1849. If you look carefully […]

Loo-vre Revamped

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The Loo-vre has been revamped at Tenby Museum! A couple of years ago it was decided to make the public lavatory space in the museum into a gallery space (as well as retaining its other function!).  Working with St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Canton, Cardiff, the area became the artiest toilet in the country!  The […]

The Button Project

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Ever innovative, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery has an exhibition of buttons opening for Easter, and which will run through the summer. Many of us have a box of buttons, kept for utilitarian or nostalgic purposes, but the buttons on show at the museum are very different and demonstrate creativity from around the world. They […]

New exhibition by Linda and Bill Thompson

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The joint exhibition of work by husband and wife team Linda and Bill Thompson opens at the museum on Saturday 25 March. They work in entirely different styles but both share a passion for art.  Linda graduated with a degree in Fine Art in 2007 and has been painting full time since then.  Her work […]

‘Clean Beach’ Graffiti project, Day 3

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Day three of this project and today it was the turn of pupils from St Teilo’s RC Primary School to interpret the theme of beach pollution/clean beaches. Accompanied by their teacher Amanda Harley, the four girls tackled the theme with enthusiasm and vivid splashes of colour to present another strong picture on this ongoing issue. […]